West Ham United have completed the signing of French striker Sebastien Haller from Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Hammers paid £45 million for the 25-year-old, making him their new club record signing after he eclipsed the £36 million they paid Lazio for Felipe Anderson’s signature last summer.
West Ham co-owner David Gold took to Twitter to make the announcement to the delight of fans:
I am delighted to announce the arrival of French striker Sebastien Haller, the Club’s new record signing.
The highly sought-after forward, who turned 25 in June, joins the Hammers on a five-year deal with an option of a further 12 months for an undisclosed fee. dg pic.twitter.com/ghPWTJkzYl
— David Gold (@davidgold) July 17, 2019
Haller scored 19 goals in 39 games across all competitions in the Bundesliga last term, and manager Manuel Pellegrini will hope he can lead the side to Europe.
West Ham will fancy their chances of finishing as the rest of the best next season after ending last season in 10th place.
The club have now broken their transfer record for a third time in a little over a year, and the board have definitely done an impressive job in that regard.
The onus is now on Pellegrini and the players to deliver, while the fans are also expected to offer their unwavering support for the team home and away going forward.
As expected, a lot of them are pleased with Haller’s signing, and here is how some of them reacted to Gold’s announcement on Twitter:
Top 4 here we come
— Brad ? WHUFC (@BradHellyer1) July 17, 2019
Well done https://t.co/Vsnn7Wdylw and sully let's put the last few years behind us and all kick on from now COYI
— ⚒Forever West Ham⚒ (@Harrycass11) July 17, 2019
Nice work. Chairman Gold. This should be a fun season.
— petermcc (@grelch) July 17, 2019
Not 1 west ham fan can complain about this board now they have well and truly backed the manager with big funds now we just need results from Pellegrini and the players bravo dg
— Richie (@westhammer89) July 17, 2019
Well done DG. A lot of us have been very critical of the board in the past, but I don't think people can talk anymore. Keep it up ?
— Sami Salih (@SamiSal91) July 17, 2019
We are absolutely delighted that you are delighted to announce the arrival of Sebastian Haller…..Good on you Mr Gold, keep up the good work, on behalf of a 40+ years ⚒ fan. Thanks and COYI ⚒⚒⚒
— the bronzmeister⚒ (@n_bronze) July 17, 2019
Well done credit where it’s due good job ⚒
— Michael BoxingBrain (@CorazondeLeon88) July 17, 2019
Well done David, great piece of work.⚒️⚒️⚒️
— steve coupe (@steve_coupe57) July 17, 2019
Hats off David ?
— Mo (@Moby8hot) July 17, 2019
Fantastic work from the board and everyone at West ham who helped get this deal over the line. Let's hope you get the credit and success West ham United deserve # come on you irons.
— Gavin Gritton (@GavinGritton) July 17, 2019